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So Many Sales, So Little Time Part II

So Many Sales, So Little Time Part II: Urban Air Market | Rebecca Minkoff Sample Sale | City Hall Popup for SFMade Week | Spicer Bags Sample Sale. May 7 – 15, 2017

Delivered as promised – So Many Sales, So Little Time Part II.

Get ready for deals on great merch for men, women, children, and pets! Find unique (and in some cases very discounted) wares for your BFF, your Mom, your Dad, your pupper and even yourself! Think ahead and stock up on great gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, bridal showers, weddings, and/or graduations.

Public Service Announcement:  As you may have noticed, this is warehouse/sample sale season. Scroll to the bottom of this post for a list of sales and other happenings.

Tips worth repeating: check the websites before going; go early for the best selection; pick a city and go to the sales in that city; bring a bag; bring cash for when credit cards are not accepted; and bring a friend. Because we have so many sales at the same time strategic planning is a must. If a sale looks interesting make sure you put it on your calendar. Most of these sales are only a day or two and only come around once or twice a year.

Happy Deal Tracking!

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For Your Dogs Only Year End Warehouse Sale

for-your-dogs-only-year-end-warehouse-saleFor Your Dogs Only Year End Warehouse Sale. Nov 19-20, 2016 and Nov 26-27, 2016.

High tail it to the For Your Dogs Only Year End Warehouse Sale for doggone great deals on high quality, durable pet bedding.

This sale only comes around once a year so if your pet needs a new bed don’t snooze through this deal. 

No dog? No problem. Cats love snuggling in these beds just as much as dogs. Meow.

Prices range from $10 to $85. Shop bed sizes XXS to XL.
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6 Tips For Patchwork Show Modern Makers Festival

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Patchwork Show Modern Makers Festival. November 5, 2016.

Mark your calendar for Oakland’s fab Patchwork Show Modern Makers Festival- an Indie emporium with unique wares you won’t find at any big box/chain store.

This bi-annual makers festival showcases a juried selection of 150+ local art/craft/design vendors along with artisan food, DIY craft workshops, gourmet food trucks, and live music. Think love child of Etsy and Pinterest.

Free admission! Family friendly! Pet friendly! Fun!

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9 Tips: Hunters Point Shipyard and Islais Creek Fall Open Studios 2016

hunters-point-shipyard-fall-open-studios-2016Hunters Point Shipyard and Islais Creek Fall Open Studios 2016. October 15 + 16, 2016

Whether you are a beginning collector or a long time art buyer you will want to visit Hunters Point Shipyard and Islais Creek Fall Open Studios 2016.

Scattered through eight buildings at two sites,Hunters Point Shipyard and Islais Creek Fall Open Studios 2016 has art in every medium. Some of the art is traditional and some very non-traditional; some is affordable and some is not so affordable. In other words, something for everyone.

Mark your calendar for a unique opportunity to meet over 160 artists, see where they work and buy original paintings, sculptures, photographs, prints, jewelry, ceramics, textiles, and more.

Free admission.

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8 Tips for Friends of SF Public Library Big Book Sale

5 Tips for Friends of the SF Public Library Book SaleFriends of SF Public Library Big Book Sale. September 21-25, 2016 

Friends of SF Public Library Big Book Sale brings a whole new meaning to friends with benefits.

Bibliophiles, cookbook collectors, armchair travelers, and hobbyist of every sort mark your calendars – this sale has acres of books covering every imaginable genre.

And that’s not all. The sale also includes DVDs, CDs, audio books, vinyl, and other forms of media.

Prices are rock bottom. Nothing costs more than $3. Hold out until Sunday and everything is only a dollar.

Mark your calendar for THE largest used book sale on the West Coast.

Free admission.

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7 Tips for Urban Air Market Hayes Valley Fall 2016

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Urban Air Market Hayes Valley Fall 2016. Sunday, September 18, 2016

Urban Air Market Hayes Valley Fall 2016 is plein air shopping with over 130 independent designers and artists as well as local musicians, good eats, and more.

Shop local and sustainable apparel, accessories, home goods, art, and body products. Think perfect antidote to big box, mass-produced retail ennui.

Free admission.

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San Francisco Symphony Free Summer Concert at Pier 27

nSan Francisco Symphony Free ConcertSan Francisco Symphony Free Summer Concert at Pier 27. July 24, 2016.

Classical music aficionado? More of a classical music neophyte? Somewhere between? No matter where you are on the classical music spectrum, you are sure to have an enjoyable afternoon at the annual San Francisco Symphony Free Summer Concert at Pier 27.

Pack a picnic basket, bring your friends and family, and check out this cultural treasure. Life without music would b flat….

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Urban Air Market Hayes Valley Spring 2016

Urban Air Market Hayes Valley Spring 2016Urban Air Market Hayes Valley Spring 2016. Sunday, May 1, 2016

Urban Air Market Hayes Valley Spring 2016 is plein air shopping with over 130 independent designers and artists as well as local musicians, good eats, and more.

Shop local and sustainable apparel, accessories, home goods, art, and body products. Plus: enjoy good eats, local music, a VW bus photo booth, and a DIY terrarium making workshop. 

Think perfect antidote to big box, mass-produced retail ennui.

Free admission.

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We Are Obsessed With SF Dogfest 2016

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SF Dogfest 2016. Saturday, April 16, 2016. Free admission.

Now in its 9th year, SF Dogfest 2016 is proof positive San Francisco is THE dog capitol of the Bay Area, state, country, world and even the universe.

This annual dog day afternoon emceed by the ever snarky Lemony Snicket brings you the wackiest dog contests judged by local celebs. And that is just the beginning. Enjoy a park full of eats, dog-centric shopping, kid-centric activities, pet adoptions, silent auction, and more.

Bonus: Have fun and feel virtuous – the proceeds from Dogfest benefit a local public school.

Bow-WOW!

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How To Maximize Your Fun @ Bay Area Bet Expo 2016

Bay Area Pet Expo 2016 Bay Area Pet Expo 2016. January 9, +10, 2016

Play. Shop. Learn. Adopt. The FREE Bay Area Pet Expo 2016 has demos, educators, exhibitors, contests, freebies, and more.

Bring your (well-behaved) dog, cat, bird, or even your horse (seriously) to the 6th Annual Bay Area Pet Expo. No pet? No problem –  the Bay Area Pet Expo 2016 has on site adoptions. Woof!

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